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Driving Britain’s highest road

Commute to work daily? Then spare a thought for Katie, who works in the kitchen of the Strathcarron Hotel, in Wester Ross, north-west Scotland, writes Robin Mead. Katie lives in the remote village of Applecross, about 25 miles from Strathcarron. But between home and job lies the highest road in Britain. One of the snags […]

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That’s entertainment!

OK, I’ll admit it. I’m a bit of an Elvis Presley fan, writes Robin Mead. If that means my musical tastes stopped developing half a century ago then so be it; just put me down as an incurable old rocker. And, if someone is going to ape either the mannerisms or the music of old […]

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Rock On, Gibraltar

Ask any British ship’s passenger to name their favourite cruising port of call, and the chances are that Gibraltar will be near, or more probably at, the top of the list, writes Robin Mead. It’s not hard to work out why. The 1,475ft monolith – one of the two ancient Pillars of Hercules guarding the […]

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Cruising the Amazon

She was dressed in a green sleeveless tee-shirt and a short linen skirt – both spotlessly clean – and her feet were thrust into a pair of flip-flops., writes Robin Mead. She was leaning over the balcony of her house in the village of Boca do Valeria, and she had the same welcoming smile as […]

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